7 November 2013, Brussels
Under the patronage of Mr. Dr. Dieter-L. Koch, vice-chair of the EP´s transport group and hosted by the Committee of the Regions the conference will provide a forum for constructive exchange on the following topics:
• the political challenge and opportunities of an ageing European society
• the challenge of an ageing society in New Zealand and its approach
• the proposed action plan including guidelines and recommendations for specific research topics and future transport strategies (including the results of the related project GOAL)
4-6 November 2013, Riyadh
On the 4th, 5th and 6th of November, The Technopolicy Network organizes their 10th Annual Conference on Innovation Based Regional Development in collaboration with King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from all over the world will join this conference, which will offer inspiring presentations by leading IBRD experts and numerous networking opportunities. This year, we expect over 1000 participants from all over the globe. The focus of the conference will be on ‘Science and Technology Entrepreneurship as a Driver for Change: How Regional Development, Entrepreneurship and Incubation Interact.’
4-6 November 2013, Budapest
During the Green Electronics workshop on Resource Efficiency in the Electric and Electronics Industry participants will learn about the approach of the FP7 ZeroWIN project and its achieved results over the past 4 years, and have the opportunity to influence the ZeroWIN policy recommendations to the European Commission. Keynote speakers will discuss the challenge facing industry to eliminate waste and become resource efficient.
This workshop is for Industry representatives (small or large) and policymakers with an interest in resource efficiency, reducing waste, CO2 emissions and water use, in particular those working in the following sectors: construction, electronics, automotive or photovoltaic.
5-6 November 2013, Brussels
On November 5 and 6 the Environment Directorate of DG RTD is launching fourteen new research and demonstration projects in the field of Resource Efficiency. More than 40 million euros will support the work of more than 140 researchers and entrepreneurs coming from 19 different European countries.
We are currently at a time of increasing energy prices, carbon constraints and intense competition for resources and markets. In this context, not only does innovation in Resource Efficiency contribute to improving the quality of our environment, but it also generates new jobs and new market opportunities.
Top researchers in the field are identifying new eco-innovative solutions and ideas for a more efficient European economy and a group of forward-looking companies - 4 out of 5 are SMEs - are ready to demonstrate these ideas with pilot projects. This will contribute to increasing resource productivity, by reducing waste and reusing what can be salvaged in the production cycle.
This the second time the Environment Directorate has been organising a joint kick-off meeting for Resource Efficiency projects. Another 18 projects for a total EU’s contribution of more than 61 million euros were launched in October 2012.